Faculty

Dr. Thomas Darrah
Associate Professor & Field Camp Director

Field Camp Faculty since 2015

Tom Darrah and his team are focused on three primary areas of research: 1-determining the geological processes that control the migration of fluids (e.g., water, natural gas, oil, carbon dioxide, helium) in the Earth’s crust and mantle; 2- developing geochemical techniques that constrain and improve unconventional energy exploration and extraction; 3- applying traditional isotope geochemistry to evaluate the potential impacts of energy extraction on the environment and human health. At The Ohio State University, he is establishing the Water, Energy, and Life Laboratory (WELL) in the School of Earth Sciences. This facility includes a state of the art noble gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer, gas chromatographs, and cryogenic laser ablation ICP-MS instrumentation.

Dr. W. Ashley Griffith
Associate Professor

Field Camp Faculty since 2018

 

 

Dr. Shelley Judge
Associate Professor at College of Wooster

Field Camp Faculty since 2001

 

 

Dr. Cristina Millan
Instructor & Field Camp Coordinator

Field Camp Faculty since 2012

 

 

Dr. Terry Wilson
Professor Emeritus

Field Camp Faculty since  1987

Terry Wilson and her research group investigate the structural architecture of the Earth, how continents rift, and the interaction of the solid Earth and ice sheets in Antarctica, using structural field observations, geophysical data and GPS. Current projects funded by NSF in Antarctica are investigating neotectonic rifting; the relations between fluid flow and faulting during rift and subglacial deformation; ice mass balance, ice load history and glacial rebound patterns; and the contemporary crustal stress field in Antarctica. Research studies integrate marine and airborne geophysical data, satellite remote sensing, GPS measurements, structural and microstructural mapping of faults in outcrop and sedimentary rock cores, and core and borehole mapping of drilling-induced fractures.